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Billy Joe "Bill" Watson

December 7, 1937 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Billy Joe "Bill" Watson Obituary

Billy Joe “Bill” Watson, age 85, of Hodgenville, formerly of Georgia, passed away, Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown.

He was a pastor, evangelist and missionary for over 60 years. Bill was also an Army Veteran, a lover of good books, pocket knives, but most importantly a man of prayer and the Bible.

Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrna Chapin Watson; six sisters, Frances Watson Murphy, Etta Mae Watson Taylor, Minnie Hazel Watson, Zollie James Watson, Betty Jean Watson Cason and Molly Fay Watson Arndt Beyer; a step-daughter, Melva Deanne Walls and a step-great-granddaughter, Ella Deanne Dalton.

He is survived by his wife, Melva Clemons Watson of Hodgenville; two sons, Barry (Alesia) Watson of Georgia and David (Diana) Watson of Alabama; a granddaughter, Kristen (Jeremy) Jenkins; two grandsons, Brandon and Landon Watson; a great-granddaughter, Eden Sharee Jenkins; a sister Elaine Watson Taylor of Georgia; a brother, James David Watson of Georgia; a step-daughter, Gail (Doug) Webb of Hodgenville; a step-son, Dale (Connie) Taylor of Elizabethtown;12 step-grandchildren; 29 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Hodgenville Pentecostal Church with Bro. David Webb and Bro. Don Woollett officiating.

Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hodgenville Pentecostal Church. 

Another funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Cobb Funeral Chapel in Moultire Georgia. Burial will follow in the Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 pm. Friday at the Cobb Funeral Chapel.    

 In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 25 Hodgenville KY, 42748 

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October 11, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hodgenville Pentecostal Church
1710 Campbellsville Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748

Funeral Service
October 11, 2023

7:00 PM
Hodgenville Pentecostal Church
1710 Campbellsville Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42748


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